Alpharetta, GA asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: Does having educational tie breaker also include decision on sending children to preschool and where to send children

I understand preschool is optional and per Georgia Compulsory law children aren’t required to attend school until 6. Dad has educational tie breaker, mom has primary physical custody. Parents previously made a written agreement per email for children to a school and after mom paid tuition and enrollment fees per agreement and now dad wants to change schools and subsequently enrolled children in a second program without discussing second program with mom and wants children to attend second program and not the one previously agreed to.

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Tiebreaker means the parties are supposed to consult and confer, but the educational tiebreaker can make the final decision, even if it goes against prior informal agreement. Father should have consulted with Mother first, but ultimately, he gets to make the final call.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Since he has the right to be the tie breaker then he will get to make the call. Sorry about the inconvenience that it causes. This should have been discussed, but in the end he was given the tie breaker right.

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